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  • Gonzaga survives West Virginia to reach Elite Eight

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- West Virginia did not make it easy. Its full-court, full-time pressure makes for a busy, difficult match. But Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews worked through it, and his go-ahead 3-pointer with 57.3 seconds remaining helped the top-seeded Bulldogs to a 61-58 victory over the..." March 23

  • West Virginia ousts Notre Dame behind Carter's 24

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- West Virginia is pressing on in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 4 seed Mountaineers dictated tempo with their full-court pressure defense and were efficient at the offensive end in defeating fifth-seeded Notre Dame 83-71 in a second-round game on Saturday at KeyBank Center...." March 18

  • West Virginia outduels Bucknell

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Press Virginia had to vary its game to advance past its opening game in the NCAA Tournament. Unable to break down Bucknell with its feared full-court pressure defense, No. 4 seed West Virginia attacked the backboards and netted nearly a quarter of its points on free throws..." March 16

  • West Virginia survives tough semifinal, reaches Big 12 title game

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The stats said West Virginia should have lost, but the final score didn't. The Mountaineers escaped with a 51-50 victory over Kansas State in the semifinals of the Big 12 tourament on Friday night. Coach Bob Huggins had a simple explanation. "Coaching," he..." March 11

  • No. 23 Iowa State sprints past No. 11 West Virginia in Big 12 final

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Deonte Burton has a knack for getting things started. Burton scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as No. 23 Iowa State defeated No. 11 West Virginia 80-74 in the Big 12 tournament final on Saturday in front of 18,972 fans at Sprint Center. It was the fourth..." March 11

  • No. 11 West Virginia survives against Texas

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bob Huggins recognized that his No. 11 West Virginia team didn't play particularly well, but they played well enough to win and move on with a 63-53 victory over Texas in the second round of the Big 12 tournament Thursday. The Mountaineers face No. 9 Baylor or Kansas..." March 09

  • No. 10 West Virginia beats No. 24 Iowa State in regular-season finale

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Daxter Miles' 23-point outburst began with an offensive rebound, the kind of tenacity No. 10 West Virginia has been seeking from its most athletic guard. He finished with six offensive boards and the Mountaineers used a dominant rebounding effort to pummel No. 24 Iowa..." March 03

  • Motley helps No. 11 Baylor rally past No. 10 WVU

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Johnathan Motley took over in the second half, and No. 11 Baylor avenged its worst loss of the season by defeating No. 10 West Virginia 71-62 on Monday night at the Ferrell Center. West Virginia (23-7, 11-6 Big 12) knocked off then-top-ranked Baylor by 21 points in Morgantown,..." February 27

  • Mountaineers get a bump, beat TCU in final seconds

    The Sports Xchange "Daxter Miles Jr. connected on a free throw after a controversial foul with 4.8 seconds left to carry No. 12 West Virginia to a 61-60 win and dent TCU's postseason tournament hopes Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. Miles finished with only three points, though his last one made the difference..." February 25

  • West comes on to help No. 12 WVU top Texas

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The absence of Esa Ahmad left No. 12 West Virginia short-handed, but reserve Lamont West picked up the slack in a 77-62 win over Texas on Monday night. West, a lanky redshirt freshman, scored a career-high 23 points while shooting 6 of 8 from 3-point range, and guard..." February 21

  • WVU's Bob Huggins: On-court scare caused by defibrillator going off

    ESPN "West Virginia coach Bob Huggins gave the home crowd a scare as he fell to his knees on the court during a break in action Monday night. Huggins appeared to be clutching his chest and was looked at by medical professionals shortly before halftime of the 12th-ranked Mountaineers' 77-62 win over..." February 21

  • No. 9 West Virginia prevails in double OT

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- This time No. 9 West Virginia survived a late-game meltdown. Jevon Carter scored 24 points and Daxter Miles provided two put-backs in double overtime as the Mountaineers held off Texas Tech 83-74 on Saturday. Elijah Macon produced a season-high 17 points and 12..." February 18

  • No. 3 Kansas rides frantic finish to OT win over No. 9 WVU

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The Kansas basketball team was apprised before its game Monday that the Jayhawks had not lost back-to-back games in Allen Fieldhouse since, oh, before any of them were born. With less than three minutes remaining in the second half, the message finally sunk in. The..." February 14

  • No. 13 West Virginia dominates second half to rout Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Kansas State kept going to the foul line, but that wasn't enough to offset No. 13 West Virginia going to the basket. The Mountaineers dominated the second half for a 85-66 win and dominated by driving the lane with K-State lacking top big man D.J. Johnson. Jevon..." February 11

  • Bolden, defense key No. 13 West Virginia's victory

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was brief after the 13th-ranked Mountaineers' 61-50 win over Oklahoma on Wednesday night. "We haven't played well defensively here for the last four or five games," an obviously irritated Huggins said. "We spent more time in the film room than..." February 09

  • Oklahoma State knocks off No. 7 West Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Jeffrey Carroll looked unstoppable in the first half, Jawun Evans was brilliant in the second half and Oklahoma State continued a day of Big 12 road upsets by shocking No. 7 West Virginia 82-75. The Cowboys (15-8, 4-6) won their fifth straight game by shooting 63 percent,..." February 04

  • Adrian powers No. 7 West Virginia past Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "Led by Nathan Adrian's career-best 23 points, No. 7 West Virginia sent Iowa State's crowd home early during an 85-72 victory in Ames, Iowa. Reserve guard Tarik Phillip added 15 points and Esa Ahmad scored 14 for the Mountaineers (18-4, 6-3 Big 12), who had six players score eight or more...." February 01

  • No. 18 West Virginia staves off Texas A&M

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Guard Jevon Carter had 19 points and nine rebounds and No. 18 West Virginia survived some anxious moments while holding on for an 81-77 win over late-charging Texas A&M in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday. Esa Ahmad sank two free throws with 4.4 seconds left,..." January 28

  • No. 18 WVU ends No. 2 Kansas' win streak

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Esa Ahmad awakened for a career-high 27 points and No. 18 West Virginia pulled away from No. 2 Kansas 85-69 on Tuesday night, ending the Jayhawks' 18-game winning streak. "We knew it was a must-win. Losing just wasn't in our mind," said Ahmad, a sophomore forward whose..." January 24

  • Kansas State upends No. 7 West Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "MANHATTAN, Kan.--"Press" Virginia got a taste of its own medicine. No. 7 West Virginia, which came into Saturday's action leading the nation in turnovers forced at more than 23, committed a season-high 23 turnovers of their own and fell to Kansas State 79-75 Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum...." January 21

  • Oklahoma upends No. 7 West Virginia in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Jordan Woodard's missed free throw cost Oklahoma a chance to upset No. 7 West Virginia in regulation, but the senior guard made amends in overtime. Woodard's length-of-the-court drive and layup with 2.5 seconds left gave the Sooners a stunning 89-87 road victory..." January 18

  • Carter's late surge lift No. 10 West Virginia past Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- Be it the grueling travel from the heart of Appalachia or the fact that West Virginia always brings out the best in Texas, the 10th-ranked Mountaineers needed every iota of their talent and waning energy but found the fortitude to outlast the Longhorns 74-72 on Saturday afternoon..." January 14

  • No. 10 West Virginia blows out No. 1 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Baylor's debut outing as the No. 1 team unraveled in a sloppy mess against No. 10 West Virginia's full-court press. Nathan Adrian poured in 22 points, Jevon Carter had 17 points and seven assists, and the two combined for eight of the Mountaineers' 15 steals to fuel an..." January 10

  • No. 7 West Virginia stops TCU on flurry of late 3s

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- No. 7 West Virginia emerged from a second-half dogfight against TCU thanks to a flurry of late 3-pointers and the inside play by freshman Sagaba Konate. Daxter Miles scored a season-high 22 points, Jevon Carter sank three 3-pointers in a span of 2:15 and Konate had three..." January 07

  • Livingston's 3-pointer lifts Texas Tech by No. 7 West Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech forward Anthony Livingston said he took an extended session of shots from the corner in pregame before the Red Raiders faced West Virginia. So when he got the ball in his hands with six seconds left, Livingston drilled the trey from the corner to lift Texas Tech..." January 04

  • Miles carries West Virginia past Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "Daxter Miles poured in 22 points punctuated by a last-minute dunk, Jevon Carter scored 15 points and No. 11 West Virginia pulled away for an easier-than-expected 92-75 victory over Oklahoma State on Friday in Stillwater, Okla. Playing in front of the first sellout at Gallagher Iba Arena in..." December 30

  • Balanced attack leads No. 11 West Virginia past NKU

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- No. 11 West Virginia did not have a dominant start, but the finish sure looked familiar. Tarik Phillip scored 16 points and Teyvon Myers added 13 as the Mountaineers generated some second-half separation to swamp Northern Kentucky 92-61 on Friday. West Virginia..." December 23

  • No. 11 West Virginia crushes Radford

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Jevon Carter ripped the ball loose, fired an outlet pass downcourt, got the return on a behind-the-back bounce pass from Tarik Phillip and layed in the scoop shot. No. 11 West Virginia was on its way to dominating another mid-major opponent, routing Radford 84-57 on..." December 20

  • No. 12 West Virginia gives Huggins 800th win

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- No. 12 West Virginia pulled away from Missouri-Kansas City with 24 unanswered points in the first half, giving fans an early start in celebrating coach Bob Huggins' 800th victory. Nathan Adrian's 13 points led seven players in double figures during a 112-67 blowout..." December 17

  • Mountaineers wear down Keydets, cruise to easy win

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Unlike its previous blowouts this season, No. 15 West Virginia didn't put away VMI early. The Mountaineers, however, separated themselves with a solid second half for a 90-55 victory Saturday. Daxter Miles sank 5-of-6 from 3-point range, becoming the first Mountaineer to..." December 10

  • No. 15 WVU blows out Western Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Reserve guard Teyvon Myers challenged teammates with a seemingly impossible goal before No. 15 West Virginia's game against outmanned Western Carolina on Wednesday. "On group chat at 8:30 a.m. this morning I said, 'Fellas, let's get 50 turnovers. Who's with me?' And..." December 07

  • West Virginia snaps No. 6 Virginia's home win streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Recently, fans who flock to John Paul Jones Arena expect nothing less than a dominating victory from their Virginia basketball team. In fact, the Cavaliers' previous home loss came in January 2015 at the hands of Duke. Saturday was a much different story...." December 03

  • West Virginia forces 40 turnovers, crushes Manhattan

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Esa Ahmad scored 17 of his career-best 19 points in the opening half and didn't miss a shot from the floor as No. 25 West Virginia put away Manhattan early in a 108-61 romp on Monday night. The pressing Mountaineers (5-1) recovered from Friday's loss to Temple by forcing..." November 28

  • Temple withstands comeback, sinks No. 19 West Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "West Virginia coach Bob Huggins took little solace in the fact that his team erased a 20-point deficit before falling to Temple in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game on Friday. Obi Enechionyia scored 22 points, including a 3-pointer with five minutes to play, as the Owls regrouped..." November 25

  • West Virginia's defense buries Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "No. 19 West Virginia's defense, so suffocating against inferior competition to begin the season, looked even more disruptive against Illinois during an 89-57 romp Thursday in the NIT Tipoff semifinals in Brooklyn, N.Y. Nathan Adrian had 13 points and eight rebounds despite early foul..." November 24

  • No. 19 WVU tops New Hampshire by 59

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Esa Ahmad's 14 points led six double-digit scorers and No. 19 West Virginia's defensive intensity never relented during a 100-41 win over New Hampshire on Sunday. Reserve forward Lamont West scored 13 points -- helping the Mountaineers (3-0) enjoy a massive 50-10 edge in..." November 20

  • No. 20 West Virginia buries Mississippi Valley State

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Nathan Adrian's 15 points, 14 rebounds and six assists helped No. 20 West Virginia bury Mississippi Valley State 107-66 on Monday night in a nonconference game. Lamont West and Teyvon Myers scored 12 each and guard Jevon Carter balanced 10 points with eight assists for..." November 14

  • WVU routs Mount St. Mary's to start season

    The Sports Xchange "Nathan Adrian scored 13 points to lead No. 20 West Virginia to a season-opening 87-59 victory over visiting Mount St. Mary's on Friday night at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va. Sagaba Konate had 11 points and six rebounds for West Virginia (1-0). Jevon Carter had 10 points. Greg..." November 11

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